SEARCH TIP: Take note of your glimpses— insights about strengths from Dr. Clifton

13 Aug


As referenced in prior posts, Dr. Donald O. Clifton identified five indicators that can help you determine if you have strengths which you could promote and apply to a new job. The fourth are glimpses.

Don told the story of a track coach, Bob Timmons, who saw potential in a young runner by seeing a short “glimpse” of performance.

The coach worked with the young runner, helping him build on those glimpses.

The runner, Jim Ryan, eventually became a world-record holder.

There may be times in your past when you’ve experienced a “glimpse”, when you weren’t necessarily at peak performance but were showing moments of success. Glimpses can be built upon and nurtured. Those moments can be highly predictive of work where you could be, eventually, very successful.

Want to use your strengths at work? Think about your glimpses.

The posts for the next couple weeks are inspired by a man who inspired me, Donald O. Clifton.

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